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Manassas City Crimes: Hit-and-Run on Hastings Drive, Fraud by "Francis from Virginia Power," and Subwoofer Stolen

A Manassas business owner was told to send money to a scammer claiming to be "Francis" from the fictional company, "Virginia Power," Manassas Police said.

Burglary

On Jan 15,  Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 10200 block of Manassas Mill Road for a report of a burglary. The victim said someone attempted to break into his home sometime between  6  p.m. on Dec. 14, 2013 and 5 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2014.  No items were stolen or disturbed.

Larceny from Auto

On Jan. 15 Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 8600 block of Point of Woods Drive for a report of a larceny from a vehicle.  The victim said someone stole vehicle parts, a radio and radio equipment, including an amplifier and subwoofer, out of her vehicle overnight between Jan. 14 and the morning of the Jan. 15, Manassas Police said.  The total value of stolen goods is about $2,600.  The vehicle was parked at the victim’s residence and believed to have been locked at the time of theft.

Hit and Run

At  7:10 a.m. on Jan. 10, Manassas City Police responded to the intersection of Hastings and Magnolia Grove Drive in reference to a hit and run.  The victim told police, she'd been traveling east on Hastings Drive, approaching Magnolia Grove Drive when a blue four-door sedan entered the intersection from Hendley Rod striking the driver’s side front bumper of her vehicle.  

The suspect's vehicle then continued East on Hastings Drive made a U-turn over the median and proceeded westbound on Hastings Drive before driving into the grass just before Hendley Road. The suspect vehicle then struck a Verizon phone box before continuing north onto Hendley Road towards Wellington Road.  The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Larceny from Vehicle

On January 13, 2014 Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 8200 block of Liberia Ave in reference to a larceny.  According to the reporting parties, someone(s) entered into the victim’s locked work van between approximately 2:00PM on January 12th and 5:40AM on January 13th and stole various tools valued at approximately $3,400.00.

Fraud

On Jan. 11, Manassas City Police met with a business owner at 10462 Dumfries Rd. in reference to an attempted fraud.  

According to the reporting party, a man who claimed to be named “Francis” from “Virginia Power” called one of the business' locations and told the business owner that if she did not send him a certain amount of money by money order within the hour, the power would be disconnected.  The victim complied.  

Upon making contact with the caller a second time, the victim was asked to send additional funds in the same manner.  The victim did not comply a second time, but discovered the calls were fraudulent and informed Police.

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